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    Austin Animal Center: Urgent Short-Term Fosters Needed

    AAC needs short-term foster homes for large and medium dogs to help make space for incoming pups. Prior foster experience is not necessary; all you need is your ID. Fosters provide most supplies, but the Center can loan a crate if needed. Please do not bring current pets to the shelter. Foster fams can choose to adopt too.
    Wed., Jan. 23-Fri., Jan. 26, 11am-6pm  
    www.austintexas.gov/department/aac
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    Blizzard

    It's getting hot in the Bear cuz the boys are bundling up for a blizzard. Simone Riviera emcees the midnight twerking tush contest and the winner takes home $50 from Tapelenders Package.
    Fri., Jan. 26, 9pm. Free.  
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    Financial Planning During and After Divorce

    Going through a breakup can be tough, but speakers Cass Grange and Megan Poore can help you figure out your future. A Light lunch is provided.
    Fri., Jan. 26, noon. $10.
    The Austin Center For Grief & Loss, 2413 Greenlawn Pkwy.
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    Out of Town

    Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

    The Stock Show is such a big deal that children are given a day off from school to attend. You’ll find it exciting, too.
    Through Sat. Feb. 3. $5-10.  
    Fort Worth
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    Glass Blowing Workshop

    You won’t be blowing smoke up your loved one’s skirt if you make them a heart-shaped glass object for Valentine’s Day. By reservation.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 26-27, Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 14. www.saladoglassworks.com.
    Salado Glassworks, Salado
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    Help Families This Tax Season

    Here's a good way to volunteer and help folks figure out the best way to file their taxes. United Way is recruiting tax preparers, translators, and greeters for this year. After a quick 16 hours of training, you are good to go.
    Jan. 24-March 8. Free.
    Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor
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    Kerrville Renaissance Festival

    There will be magic, comedy, music, birds-of-prey demonstrations, jousting, and all the things you come to expect in a fantasy land of fun and food.
    Fri.-Sun., Jan. 26-28. $10-15.
    Kerrville
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    Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting

    Responsible for hearing appeals and deciding cases regarding any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation, and more. See agenda for details.
    Fri., Jan. 26, 9am  
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    Nominations Open for Austin Women’s Hall of Fame 2018

    Austin's Commission for Women is currently taking nominations for Austin Women’s Hall of Fame. "Each year, the commission recognizes women who've made significant contributions to Austin/Travis County by breaking barriers for women, working to better the lives of women and girls, or through other forms of public or community service."
    Nominations accepted through Jan. 31
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
    Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).  
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    Arts & Culture

    Proxemics: A Queer Art Exhibit

    An unrestricted and unapologetic art exhibit that "examines how a body may be critiqued or claimed, presented or perceived." Featuring work by Austin's Ben Aqua, Riel Sturchio, and Xavier Schipani, plus Brooklyn's Felipe Baeza and Jaimie Warren, and Oakland's Silky Shoemaker.
    Through Feb. 24. Fri., 5-8pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm  
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    Safe Baby Academy – Spanish

    A class – conducted in Spanish – on keeping your baby safe for caregivers of kids under 12 months. Register online or call.
    Fri., Jan. 26, 5pm. Free.  
    CommUnityCare, 2901 Montopolis
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    Souper Bowl of Caring

    It's the kick-off to encourage people to give a funds and food in anticipation of the Big Game to raise money for the Central Texas Food Bank.
    Jan. 5-Feb. 4. Free.
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    Sports

    St. Edward's Tennis

    ATA Dream Team (Exhibition).
    Fri., Jan. 26, 4pm  
    Austin Tennis Academy, 6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.
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    Kids

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy of good vs. evil in the mystical land of Narnia. For kids 5 and up.
    Sept. 14-Feb. 10. Tickets start at $16.
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    Out of Town

    Trout Stocking in America

    Get out there and try your luck in catching some of the 305,525 rainbow trout released into waters around the state. There are “no fee” locations for access to the Guadalupe River below Canyon Reservoir, one of the best spots to catch trout in America.
    Through March
    Various location
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    Winter Antique Show

    Rev-up your shopping cart for the big show at the Red Barn Event Center and peripheral sites filled with antiques, memorabilia, and other treasures.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan 26-27. $7 day, $12 for weekend.
    Round Top
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    Workout! With Erica Nix

    Make exercise fun again. Dance, cardio and strength training workouts inspired by Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Big Freedia, and voguing.
    Mon. and Fri., 6:10-7:10pm. $15.
Ongoing
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    Austin Black Pride

    Back for year three! ABP is an extended weekend created to celebrate the talents, culture, and interests of Austin's Black LGBTQ communities. From parties to art shows, brunch crawls and yoga, Austin Black Pride is not to be missed!
    Tue., June 5 Sun., June 10  
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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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    Free Tax Prep for Low-Income Austin Families

    Foundation Communities offer tax prep and filing assistance for low- and moderate-income residents (households making up to $55,000). Available at six locations with varying day, evening, and weekend hours – see website for specifics.
    Jan. 22-April 17. Free.  
    www.foundcom.org/financial-stability/austin-tax-preparation
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    Yoga

    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    PFLAG Austin Deidre Furr Essay Prize for LGBTQ Students

    Calling all Central Texas (queer/trans/gender diverse) high schoolers. PFLAG's essay contest returns! Write 500 to 1,000 words on: What challenges LGBTQ+ high school students face in romantic relationships. First place takes $500 cash (second = $200, third = $100).
    Submissions due March 1  
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    Volunteers Needed for the 25th Annual SOTX Winter Games

    This year's Special Olympics Texas is Feb. 2-4, and they need your help to make it great. Volunteers needed to assist with various duties at all competition events, the Athlete Village, and medics (physicians, nurses, and EMTs needed). Sign up online; email with questions.
    Jan. 16-Feb. 2  

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